This public use data file provides information on household-reported medical conditions collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States for the 2016 MEPS Household Component. This file was re-released in November 2022 as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R programming statements), and also in a SAS transport file, a SAS V9 file, a XLSX file, and a Stata file. This public use file provides information on the household-reported medical conditions reported in the 2016 portion of Round 3 and Rounds 4 and 5 for Panel 20, as well as Rounds 1 and 2 and the 2016 portion of Round 3 for Panel 21 (i.e., rounds for MEPS panels covering calendar year 2016). ICD-10 codes and Clinical Classification Software Refined (CCSR) codes are provided.
Note that the re-released SAS transport file was created using the CPORT procedure (instead of the XPORT engine). These CPORT data files (.ssp) cannot be read directly into R or Stata at this time, and one of the other provided file types must be used. For more details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the MEPS GitHub page.
*The PDF version of the codebook is recommended for printing; the HTML version is database driven and lets you navigate quickly to details on each variable.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.